Following his knock out win over James Vick, Dan Hooker let it be known he was looking for a top tier opponent in the lightweight division. “I feel like Al Iaquinta’s the one that makes sense. That name definitely stands out to me.” Through some confusion Hooker appeared to be under the impression Iaquinta wasn’t actually interested in the fight. Hooker said via Twitter “UFC told me you turned down the fight. Quit acting like you want to fight me, you don’t.” He went on “If I’m lying the fight would be booked already. Put up or shut up.” Well, ask and you shall receive. News broke late Sunday night that both fighters had verbally agreed to the bout scheduled for October 5th in Melbourne Australia. Continue Reading
Yesterday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show Al Iaquinta said he had been assured by UFC his next fight would be a “big one”. Twenty four hours later it would appear that to be true. News broke Tuesday afternoon that Iaquinta (14-4-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) had agreed to fight Donald Cerrone (35-11 MMA, 22-8 UFC). The fight will take place May 4th at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The fight will be live on ESPN +. Both sides have verbally agreed to what would be the main event on the card.
“Raging” Al Iaquinta comes off a strong five round unanimous decision win over Kevin Lee, which moved him further up the lightweight rankings. Most recently, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone returned to lightweight for the first time since 2015 recording at TKO win over Alexander Hernandez.
It’s no secret the lightweight division has several question marks centered around the suspensions of Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov as well as former champion Connor McGregor. Both Iaquinta and Cerrone had lobbied for a matchup with Connor McGregor. Yet with a potential fight between McGregor and Cerrone, as well as a fight between Iaquinta and Tony Ferguson both falling apart it would leave the “Brooklyn Gangster” Iaquinta to take on “Cowboy” Cerrone.
The fight has the makings to be an exciting one. Cowboy currently ranked #9 recently said he wanted someone in the top 5 of the division. He gets just that in Iaquinta currently ranked #4. For Iaquinta an opportunity to record a win over a big name and veteran in the sport as both fighters look to continue to climb the ranks, working towards UFC gold.
If you haven’t gotten a shirt yet, you may be the only one. Shirt stock is limited and moving fast. We’re all ready gearing up for our second order. While we hope to have that second order in prior to the fight April 7th there’s no guarantee. Start this Monday off right and make the best decision you’re going to make all day. Visit ShopAlIaquinta.com and buy a Raging Al shirt now.
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Excited to announce the release of the brand new “Raging” Al T-Shirt! The newest shirt of UFC’s Al Iaquinta. Show your support for Raging Al with this athletic fit V-Neck T-Shirt. Representing Iaquinta and Team Serra Longo on the front, advertising Iaquinta Real Estate on the back.
PRE SALE PRICING– For the next 48 hours these shirts will be 27.99 with free shipping. Act now as this deal will go away after the weekend. Don’t miss out on this limited time deal. Order yours now and show support for Al in his upcoming fight at The Barclay’s Center on April 7th. All orders can be placed at ShopAlIaquinta.com
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